ARMS Software Update: 29th September 2017

Sep 29, 2017

Applies to: Nintendo Switch

Instructions on installing the update for ARMS.

On September 29, 2017, a new software update for ARMS became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the Internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.
  • Once you have updated the game, you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with players using an earlier version.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Ver. 3.1 [Released 29/09/17]

  • The versus stage Sparring Ring can now be selected.
    • It’s a square stage without gimmicks, used in the Warm-Up minigame.
    • Enjoy some serious bouts while enjoying the soundtrack of the ARMS Official Song (Electro-dance Ver.).
    • Sparring Ring will also appear as a stage in Ranked Match.
  • Fixed an issue in Hedlok Scramble where sometimes Guardian and Clapback ARMS would fail to expand.
  • Fixed issue where the rewards for 1-on-100 would change if played while searching for a Ranked Match.
  • Adjusted some fighters and ARMS as shown below.
    Fighters / ArmsAdjustments
    NinjaraAfter getting some advice from a Ninja College alum, distance traveled when performing a mid-air mist warp has increased. Mid-air mist warp” refers to the ninja technique performed by dashing after jumping.
    SparkyIncreased retraction speed.
    MegawattIncreased extension speed.
    SlamamanderIncreased extension speed.
    Decreased retraction speed.
    BifflerIncreased retraction speed.
    BlorbIncreased retraction speed.
    Adjusted how damage multipliers for Rush attacks function.Total damage when connecting with all hits is unchanged.
    FunchukIncreased the time span from exceeding a target until retraction.
    Adjusted how damage multipliers for Rush attacks function. Total damage when connecting with all hits is unchanged.
    Fixed issue during online play when Rush damage would increase under certain conditions.
    Fixed an issue where at times an opponent’s throw could be deflected with a successfully completed throw attack.
    ClapbackDecreased Rush attack damage.
    ChillaDecreased curving.
    Decreased homing.
    Decreased speed of charge attacks.

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